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Teachers Finally Receive December Pays

TEACHERS finally received their December salaries on Tuesday but union leaders were quick to caution the “untidy” payment schedule would likely delay their January pays ... Full story

Brace For Tougher 2016, Biti Warns Nation

Former Finance Minister and opposition PDP leader, Tendai Biti says Zimbabweans should brace for a more turbulent 2016 as government remains clueless on how to ... Full story

Let Us Stop University Prostitution

By Tangai Chipangura   Last week The Standard carried a story where research established that a huge number of female students at Zimbabwe’s tertiary institutions of learning ... Full story

Zanu PF Succession: Ministers Live In Fear

THREE ministers in the Midlands province are in trouble with Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s allies who believe First Lady Grace Mugabe was behind their appointments into ... Full story

Teachers Threaten Strike Over Salaries, Bonus

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s government and the country’s teachers could be heading for a massive confrontation that could cripple the education system in the country.  Government has ... Full story

Ex-Minister Midzi's Child Cries Foul

HARARE-Late former Energy minister Amos Midzi’s daughter has poured out her heart, expressing frustration at the way her father’s death was handled and giving a ... Full story

Zhuwao,Chinamasa Clash Over Indigenisation Policy

HARARE - Damaging discord has once again emerged in President Robert Mugabe’s Cabinet, with two ministers Patrick Chinamasa and Patrick Zhuwao reading from entirely different ... Full story

ZRP Top Cop Mubaiwa Dies After Tree Fall

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Officer Commanding Harare Province, Senior Assistant Commissioner Shadreck Mubaiwa has died. He was 54.Senior Assistant Commissioner Mubaiwa died at A.M.I Medical ... Full story

Buhari Claims Nigeria Has 'Technically' Won Against Boko Haram

LAGOS, December 24, 2015- President Muhammadu Buhari said Nigeria has "technically" won the war against Boko Haram though suicide bombers remain a threat, in remarks ... Full story

Disabled Persons Not Part Of AIDS Success In Zimbabwe

BY Jeffrey Moyo SHURUGWI, Zimbabwe, December 23 2015  - Wheelchair-bound, her body now skeletal from full blown AIDS, disabled 38-year-old Melisa Chigumba attempts to wave away ... Full story

Zim Dollar Not About To Return – RBZ

HARARE-ZIMBABWE’S government is looking at ways of easing the country’s cash crunch, President Robert Mugabe has said, as the central bank chief denied rumours that ... Full story

'Use Of Yuan Will Help Revive Zim Economy' says Mugabe

ZIMBABWE’S President Robert Mugabe said on Tuesday the planned increased use of the Chinese yuan as legal tender next year will boost liquidity and help ... Full story

Woman Dumps Live Owl, Snake At Gutu RCZ parish

By Kennedy Murwira GUTU-Congregants were left shell shocked at the Reformed Church in Zimbabwe (RCZ) parish in Mpandawana town when a woman dashed into ... Full story

Mujuru Meets Masvingo People First Executive

By Golden Maunganidze MASVINGO- At least 300 people in  People First party structures from all seven districts of Masvingo province who were supposed ... Full story

ZIFA Apologises To Pasuwa

ZIFA has given in to Warriors coach, Kallisto Pasuwa’s demands by issuing a public apology to the coach and the technical team for throwing the ... Full story

Private Universities Urged To Reduce Fees

The government has urged private universities in the country to revise tuition fees downwards as the current charges are not consistent with the prevailing economic ... Full story

Kariba Water Levels Threat To Local Electricity Supply

Opening of the Kariba Dam spill gates has for years been a significant event on both Zimbabwe and Zambia’s tourism calendars, attracting international and domestic ... Full story

Huge Outcry Over Pasuwa Firing

It is the darkest chapter in the dawn of an anticipated new era in Zimbabwean football and a tragedy which will haunt the nation for ... Full story

Prof Moyo Urges NUST To Stick To Its Mandate

The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) has been told to revisit its vision so that it can fulfil its mandate in line with ... Full story

MSU Wary Of Financial Loopholes

By Mark MhukayesangoGWERU, December, 18, 2015-Midlands State University (MSU) is wary of loopholes in its financial system in the wake of accounts personnel allegedly embezzling ... Full story

Mujuru Has the Last Laugh As Mutsvangwa Bites the Dust

By Sij Ncube HARARE, December 18,2015 – FORMER Vice President Joice Mujuru is probably rubbing her hands in glee after Zanu PF fired her tormentor-in-chief war ... Full story

Mutsvangwa’s Suspension Good For Democracy

By Cyril Zenda THIS week, the ZANU-PF Mashonaland provincial leadership made a landmark decision to suspend (hopefully pending dismissal) Christopher Mutsvangwa from the ruling party.  What makes ... Full story

'Cut Salaries By 50%' - CZI

THE Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) – the country’s largest industrial representative body – is calling for a 50 percent reduction in salaries to enhance ... Full story

Ncube, Biti Resume Coalition Talks

LEADERS of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) met in Harare last week for consultations aimed at reviving efforts ... Full story

Hunger Stalks Lupane Villagers

By Natasha Nare LUPANE, December 17, 2015- Villagers in Lupane district of Matabeleland North province have resorted to eating wild fruits for survival and have further ... Full story

Zimasco Folds , Drives Final Nail On Kwekwe, Midlands Industry

By Mark MhukayesangoKWE KWE-December 17, 2015-FERROCHROME GIANT, Zimasco last week finally succumbed to economic pressures , coupled with a dip in world prices when it ... Full story

Mugabe Deprives Pensioners Xmas

By Sij Ncube    HARARE, December 17, 2015 - President Robert Mugabe’s administration has literally stolen Christmas from pensioners amid revelations the government has no cash ... Full story

Veld Fires Engulf Wattle Plantations In Eastern Highlands

By Kenneth Matimaire CHIPINGE, December 15, 2015 – One of the country’s giant timber producing company – Wattle Company – lost vast tracks of timber ... Full story

Clergyman Detained Over Anti-Mugabe Protest

By Professor Matodzi HARARE, December 15, 2015 – A local clergyman is languishing in prisonafter he was arrested and charged with criminal nuisance for stagingan anti-government ... Full story

Ailing Masvingo Tourism Pins Hope On Festive Season

By Johannes Chin'ombe MASVINGO, December 15, 2015 - Players in the tourism sector say they remain hopeful of a boom in the leisure business this festive ... Full story

Broke ZAPU Cancels Congress

BULAWAYO - The Dumiso Dabengwa-led Zimbabwe African People’s Union (Zapu) party has cancelled its congress due to financial challenges crippling the former revolutionary party’s operations. The ... Full story

UCT Becomes First African Varsity To Join International Research Alliance

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is set to be the first African university to become part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) ... Full story

Mutsvangwa Defiant After Vote Of No Confidence

The Zanu PF Mashonaland West Provincial Coordinating Committee has passed a vote of no confidence in Chris Mutsvangwa and recommended that he be expelled from ... Full story

Mariah Carey To Perform In SA In May

Multi award winning singer Mariah Carey will be coming to South Africa in 2016 with her Sweet Sweet Fantasy tour. Live Nation and Big Concerts ... Full story

Mixed Reactions From SA Parties To Zuma's Finance Minister Re-shuffling

Some South African political parties have called for the removal of President Jacob Zuma following the debacle around the position of Finance Minister in the ... Full story

Mugabe Pours Water Onto G40 Plans

VICTORIA FALLS — President Robert Mugabe Saturday effectively derailed plans by a faction reportedly linked to his wife, Grace which has been trying to elbow ... Full story

Prof Moyo Concerned About Erratic Funding Of Education Sector

GOVERNMENT is sitting on a social time-bomb that poses a threat to national security through its erratic funding of the education sector, Jonathan Moyo has ... Full story

Farmers On Irrigation Schemes Bemoan High Water Tariffs

By Mark MhukayesangoGWERU, December 14, 2015-Farmers IN the Midlands have cried foul over Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) high water tariffs which have made irrigation ... Full story

Mugabe Dreaming on Economic Revival – Analysts

By Sij Ncube HARARE, December 14, 2015 - THE much-hyped Zanu PF 15th annual conference has come and gone but critics are adamant it was indeed ... Full story

Education Ministry Takes Over Grade 7 Exams Ranking

HARARE - Government has barred the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) from compiling the top 100 schools in this year’s Grade Seven examinations, preferring it ... Full story

Mugabe Warns Security Chiefs

President Robert Mugabe Friday admitted that security officials — army, police and Central Intelligence Organisation — were dabbling in Zanu PF politics, saying they were ... Full story

Bleak Christmas For Council Employees In Midlands

By Mark Mhukayesango GWERU, December 12,2015.A bleak Christmas looms for council workers in the Midlands province after going for months without pay ,with most of the ... Full story

Behind Chitungwiza’s ‘Missing’ Schools, Clinics

By Jeffrey Moyo   CHITUNGWIZA, December 13, 2015-Now widely regarded Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Chitungwiza has become heavily laden with emerging residential areas as land barons parcel ... Full story

Helpless Shurugwi Residents Forced To Install Prepaid Water Meters

By Mark MhukayesangoSHURUGWI-December 9,2015-It never rains but pours for Shurugwi residents who have seen one of their mining giants, Zimasco fall ,rendering hundreds jobless and ... Full story

Zanu PF Feasts While University Lecturers Face Bleak Festive Season

By Sij Ncube HARARE, December 9, 2015 - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s administration has failed to pay lecturers and other support staff at state universities for the ... Full story

Oscar Electronically Tagged After Bail Application

PRETORIA, December 8,2015 - Murder-convicted Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was electronically tagged on Tuesday following his successful bail application. Pistorius arrived at the Correctional Services's Poynton Building ... Full story

Soccer Legend Freddy Mukwesha Dies

Former Dynamos Football Club striker, Freddy Mukwesha, has died. He was 74. Mukwesha at the age of 25 in 1966 was Zimbabwe's first football export, signing for ... Full story

Tendai Chidarikire Returns In Style

Musician and actor Tendai Chidarikire has made a comeback in the music industry with the release of his new offering titled Hona Ma Usa after ... Full story

Gokwe Farmers Dump Cotton For Small Grains As Hunger Looms

By Mark Mhukayesango   GOKWE, December 8, 2015-Zacks Machaya a farmer in Gokwe sits at the door of his empty granary pondering his next move on how ... Full story

War Vets Pressure Mugabe To Reconfigure Handpicked Politburo

President Robert Mugabe could be forced to reconfigure his handpicked Zanu PF politburo at the party’s conference starting Monday after war veterans yesterday reiterated their ... Full story

Econet Founder Masiyiwa Launches TV Station

TELECOMS magnate, Strive Masiyiwa, has announced the launch of a new pay TV station in “all the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa” which will be delivered ... Full story

Do Zimbabweans Know Its Christmas?

By Sij Ncube   HARARE, DECEMBER 7, 2015 – “Its Christmas time; there's no need to be afraid, At Christmas time, we let in light and ... Full story

Veteran Lawyer Wins Rule of Law Award

By Professor Matodzi   HARARE, December 7, 2015 -  The Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) has honoured veteran human rights lawyer Bryant Elliot, as this year’s winner ... Full story

Gweru Companies Join Great Trek Out Of Town

By Mark Mhukayesango GWERU,December 7,2015- Businesses in the Midlands capital this year begun a massive exodus from the city centre to the avenues as economic ... Full story

Zanu PF Conference:Platform to Bootlick First Family

By Sij Ncube HARARE, December 07, 2015 – ALL roads literally lead to the 15th Annual Zanu PF national conference at the hot resort town of ... Full story

'Life Outside Zanu PF Not Cold,I Left Party For Good': Mavhaire

Firebrand politician and probably the most senior member among the sacked Zanu-PF cadres in Masvingo,  Dzikamai Mavhaire,  of  the Mugabe-must-go fame opened ... Full story

Grace Will Never Replace Mugabe – Mahofa

By Increase Gumbo CHIREDZI- Minister of State for Provincial Affairs for Masvingo, Shuvai Mahofa surprised hundreds of members of the Zanu-PF women's league who gathered ... Full story

Vic Falls: Zanu PF Chefs’ Jobs At Risk

WHILE Zanu PF propagandists have ruled out the possibility of the Zanu PF conference to be held in Victoria Falls next week turning into an ... Full story

Mnangagwa Faces New Hurdle In Succession Race

A deeply-divided Zanu PF meets for its annual conference in Victoria Falls next week amid calls by its Women’s League for the return of the ... Full story

Grace, Oppah Relations Deteriorate Further

SPARKS flew at a contentious Zanu PF politburo meeting last week Wednesday as First Lady Grace Mugabe clashed with the former Zanu PF Women’s League ... Full story

New US Funding To Boost Zim Adherence To New WHO Guidelines

HARARE, December 4, 2015-The United States Global AIDS coordinator, Ambassador Deborah Birx, says Zimbabwe is among countries that is receiving additional funding from the new ... Full story

Questions Linger As Mugabe Administration Fete China Mega Deals

By Sij Nucbe HARARE, December 4, 2015 – AS PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s administration fetes the signing of so-called mega deals with Chinese President Xi Jinping Wednesday ... Full story

Mukoko Appeals For Dzamara’s Release

By Professor Matodzi HARARE, December 4, 2015 – Leading human rights campaigner Jestina Mukoko on Thursday appealed to tormentors who disappeared pro-democracy activist Itai Dzamara to ... Full story

Masvingo Residents Yearn For Home Ownership Scheme

By Johannes Chin’ombe MASVINGO, December 2, 2015 – Masvingo residents who are leasing council houses are complaining over the delay by council to implement the home ... Full story

'I Never Said Mandela Was A Sell-Out'- Malema

South Africa's EFF leader Julius Malema says he does not believe late former president Nelson Mandela was a sell-out, however he stands by the fact ... Full story

Mash Central No 1 In Child Marriages

Half of all child marriages recorded in Zimbabwe this year are from Mashonaland Central province. This was revealed at the belated provincial commemorations of the International ... Full story

UK Mulls Air Strikes Against Syria

British Prime Minister David Cameron is likely to ask parliament to vote on Wednesday to approve British air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria ... Full story

July 2013 Polls Shamed As Doubts Linger Over Credibility of 2018 Elections

Sij Ncube HARARE,  December 2, 2015 - Zimbabwe’s 31 July 2013 harmonised elections were undemocratic, an influential non-governmental organisation, says, further casting big doubts about the ... Full story

Corruption On The Rise In Africa As Govts Seen Failing To Stop It

BERLIN, Germany, December 1, 2015 -- A majority of Africans say corruption has risen in the past 12 months and most governments are seen as ... Full story

Zim Eyes US$4 billion Energy Deals On Chinese President’s Visit

HARARE-December 1, 2015-ZIMBABWE expects to sign agreements worth about US$4 billion for the upgrade and construction of four power plants with a combined electricity generation ... Full story

Mother-to-Child AIDS Transmission Dealt A Blow In Zimbabwe

By Jeffrey Moyo   SHURUGWI, Zimbabwe, December,1 2015 - With the battle to combat HIV/AIDS intensifying in Zimbabwe, the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission initiative (PMTCT) has ... Full story

Redcliff In Massive Evictions

By Mark Mhukayesango KWEKWE, December 1, 2015 -THE mining town of Redcliff is reportedly evicting former Ziscosteel Steel workers from company houses in the wake ... Full story

Dangamvura Serial Rapist On The Prowl

By Kenneth Matimaire MUTARE, December 1, 2015 – Female residents residing in Dangamvura high density suburb are living in constant fear following the resurfacing ... Full story